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Old 05-16-2008, 12:45 AM   #1
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I made a double batch of EdWort's Haus Pale, and both of the airlocks blew off violently! My closet is COVERED in Krausen/hops... oh, and I even used foam control. maybe has something to do with the fact that it was 101 degrees outside today! I tried to rig the bung with a blow off tube and stick it back in, I ended up looking like the priest from the exorcist... my girl is pissed....

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Old 05-16-2008, 12:50 AM   #2
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Ouch. Tell her it's Biermuncher's Centennial will ya.

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Old 05-16-2008, 12:50 AM   #3
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its happened to the best of us....
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Old 05-16-2008, 02:23 AM   #4
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If you want to make beer then you need to cool it somehow or else.

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Old 05-16-2008, 02:26 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by scinerd3000 View Post
its happened to the best of us....
Speak for yourself.....


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Old 05-16-2008, 02:27 AM   #6
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Hops sting when you get them in your eyes. Well.... so I've heard.
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Old 05-16-2008, 12:07 PM   #7
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Pics or it didn't happen!

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Old 05-16-2008, 01:18 PM   #8
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Seriously, get pics.

Everyone who brews blows one up sooner or later. I had a lid blow clean off a coffee stout. The krausen from that looked like... well... and it was all up the bathroom wall and on the curtains over my wife's garden tub. I wish I had photos. Just sitting around the house and you hear a low hollow "thwump" noise. 10 seconds later it dawns on you what it might be and you go running in fear. Not fear of the mess, but fear that your batch might get contaminated!

Then of course I just did a hefe (paulaner clone) with a hefty starter and put it in the 6.5 carboy with a fat blowoff and only got maybe 2 inches of krausen.

The beer knows you aren't watching and throws a party!

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Old 05-16-2008, 02:11 PM   #9
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Pics + a video of the SWMBO's rant would be cool.

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Old 05-16-2008, 02:18 PM   #10
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Ouch. Tell her it's Biermuncher's Centennial will ya.'re on the hook for this one Ed. and your dangerous haus ale...

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